January 24, 2010

"Like ants making thunder".

Taking Woodstock is not like the original Woodstock movie filled with scenes of music and bands. Taking Woodstock is centered more around the story of Elliot, the young man who contacted Michael Lang when they were kicked out of their first location. Elliot’s land was too small and close to that of a swamp. He ended up taking them to the dairy farmer down the street, Max. Many people were disappointed by the film because they thought it was going to be a remake of the original movie. So if you watch this just erase that thought from your head.

It Is actually a good film. You get to see a different side of the story from this man’s point of view and how it affected his life in the end. I will warn you that towards the ending it gets really sad. I couldn’t help from feeling bad for Elliot and his father.

Another thing I really liked about the film is that they really captured what every thing looked like. As you can see the detail they put into the outfits. I also think they casted their actors very well.

The actors they chose to play Michael and Trish were spot on! I mean just look at the detail in the outfits, it's all there. I was very impressed. The picture above is actually them. The photo below are the actors.

For those out there that have actually watched the original Woodstock movie and know it has multiple shots per scene because they had so much film and good footage they didn’t want to cut it out. Well they do that once or twice in Taking Woodstock, when the crowds start coming and set up begins. That was just like icing on the cake for me.

This is an R movie and It plays out like an indie film (don't know if that's what the director was going for)
Nudity and not just breasts once in a while I mean male and female full frontal nudity.


  1. I've been debating this movie, but now I will watch it. Didn't know there was an original though

  2. yeah, this guy (can never remember his name) followed Michael around while they made Woodstock happen. Then he of course filmed the musicians play. He did a collaboration of all the shots he did.

    I liked Taking Woodstock, It's not a mind blowing movie but it's good.

  3. Hmmm, sounds interesting! I haven't seen the old one as I'm pretty slow on the uptake when it comes to films!